Thanks to cellphones, digital technology, and sites like Facebook, everyone's a photographer these days, except of course for really poor people, who're normally just the b&w subjects. Turning you into an actually decent one (photographer, not poor person): Learn Photography Tips.
The brainchild of a local pro-photog, LPT's a free bi-weekly e-mail that delivers tips on everything from gear to composition to sharing, all aimed at casual photographers interested in "creating compelling images as they go about their day-to-day life", giving even the worst iPhone shooter a Flickr of hope. The hows and whys of shooting are the core of LPT, with next-level composition pointers like the rule-breaking "Screw Thirds: Center When There's Symmetry", a suggestion to seek reflections in unthought-of places like car hoods and mud puddles, or the why-didn't-I-think-of-that "pay attention to what's going on behind the subject", unlike Sir Mix-a-Lot, who only pays attention to the subject's behind. On the tech tip, LPT covers everything from the virtues of daily online photo groups and blogs, to the pros 'n cons of clearing out your storage device, while the gear side proffers advice from not needing expensive editing software, to not worrying about a camera's megapixels and instead making decisions on features like lenses and LCD screens, also what James Murphy gets changed behind, all sexy-like.
While weekly emails're free, LPT also has a cheap-monthly-fee-accessed members-only site that lets you get all past emailed knowledge and special web-exclusives like the finer points of food photography, such as using said pictures to lure in homeless b&w photo subjects.